Global Edition

Golf Legends To Captain Junior Golfers At Major Champions Invitational

12.53pm 22nd January 2020 - Growing the Game - This story was updated on Friday, January 24th, 2020

Yamaha Golf Cars

Junior golfers from around the world are preparing to compete in the third edition of the Major Champions Invitational presented by Golf Saudi, which is taking place at Lookout Mountain Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona, from January 25-30.

Jack Nicklaus is one of 18 major champions who will act as team captains at next week’s Major Champions Invitational in Arizona

The 72 junior golfers will be split into teams of four, each captained and mentored by one of 18 major champions, including Jack Nicklaus, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Henrik Stenson, Annika Sorenstam and Georgia Hall.

The tournament was conceived by Sir Nick Faldo as part of his desire to provide more opportunities to young golfers in addition to his already well-established Faldo Series events.

The Major Champions Invitational presented by Golf Saudi has an actioned-packed schedule, with the juniors playing four rounds of golf, including three in competition, as well as enjoying front row seats at a clinic given by Sir Nick, along with the chance to meet with a selection of their golfing heroes.

Speaking ahead of the event, Sir Nick Faldo said: It is great to be back for another year of the Major Champions Invitational. Thanks to some very generous Major champions, as well as our sponsors Golf Saudi, we have been able to take the event to a whole new level. We also have a few special treats up our sleeves for the players, which should add to the whole experience.

“Ultimately, it’s about inspiring the next generation by building a connection between them and some of their heroes. With the success of last year’s individual champions on the amateur circuit in 2019, we’re hopeful the event concept is really starting to reap rewards.”

The 2019 Major Champions Invitational individual awards were won by England’s Conor Gough and Annabell Fuller (pictured above with Sir Nick Faldo), who were both part of Georgia Hall’s team. Gough has since represented GB&I at the Walker Cup, while Fuller played for Europe at the Junior Solheim Cup. The team competition was won by Annika Sorenstam’s team.

Welcome video:

Yamaha Golf Cars
 /  / 

In related news...